So, as I bought a new Ruger Hawkeye in 35 Whelen a few weeks ago, I started loading for it. I did the smoked dummy round in order to find the lands, however I was not able to find the lands, and the magazine is the restricting factor anyway.
Now, I finally got the Hornady (formerly Stoney Point) COAL tool modified case for it, and pushed the Nosler Accubond 225's in, to see where the lands really are. I was able to push the bullet completely out of the case before it seated on the rifling. The COAL would have to be in the 3.75 (or longer) range in order to seat a bullet anywhere near the rifling. Is this something to worry about? It seems really strange to me. I only plan on a COAL of 3.395 anyway, since that seems to be the longest the magazine likes anyway.